Metall. Res. Technol.
Volume 117, Number 3, 2020
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||28 May 2020|
Influence of Nb2O5 and basicity on the viscosity and structure of CaO-SiO2-Nb2O5-CeO2-CaF2 slag system
Key Laboratory of Integrated Exploitation of Bayan Obo Multi-Metal Resources, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology,
Inner Mongolia, PR China
2 School of Materials and Metallurgy, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010, Inner Mongolia, PR China
3 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Engineering Technology Research Center of Sustainable Exploitation of Rare Earth Secondary Resources, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou 014010, Inner Mongolia, PR China
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Accepted: 16 April 2020
In order to utilize niobium concentrate of Bayan Obo effectively, the effect of Nb2O5 and basicity on the viscosity of CaO-SiO2-Nb2O5-5.0 wt.% CeO2-5.0 wt.% CaF2 slag system was studied from 1653 to 1813 K in reducing atmosphere by rotating cylinder method. For the same condition, the as-quenched samples were investigated through X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. The results show that the viscosity, break temperature and activation energy of viscous flow decrease with the increase of Nb2O5 and basicity. Raman spectra show that the Nb4+ ions exist in the form of [NbO6] octahedron with different distortion and little [NbO4] tetrahedron in the slags. The Nb2O5 addition and basicity lower the degree of polymerization, where the complex Si-O network is depolymerized into simple structural units.
Key words: Nb2O5 / basicity / viscosity / Raman / reducing atmosphere
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